The winners of Underwater Photographer of the 12 months 2018

A panoramic photograph of British World Battle Two army automobiles deep inside a shipwreck sees German photographer Tobias Friedrich named as Underwater Photographer of the 12 months 2018.

Friedrich’s photograph, taken off the coast of Ras Mohammed in Egypt, triumphed over 5,00zero underwater footage entered by photographers from internationally.

Motorcycles inside the SS Thistlegorm.Picture copyright
Tobias Friedrich/UPY 2018

‘Cycle Battle’ was taken in Egypt and reveals Norton 16H motorbikes loaded within the SS Thistlegorm, with soldierfish education above.

“I’ve had this picture in thoughts for a number of years, however it’s not possible to seize in a single photograph, as a result of there’s not house contained in the wreck to photograph this scene in a single body,” explains Friedrich. “My answer was take a collection of images and sew them collectively as a panorama.”

Chair of the judges, Peter Rowlands, added: “It is a fairly extraordinary shot which should be considered as massive as attainable. The inventive talent is in visualising such a picture, and the photographic expertise is in reaching it.”

Grant Thomas gained the title of British Underwater Photographer of the 12 months. His picture of swans, titled ‘Love Birds’, was taken in Scotland’s Loch Lomond.

Ready within the waters of the lake, Thomas’s endurance paid off. “The swans had been looking for meals. I simply needed to await that good second of synchronicity.”

Two swans feeding under the lake water.Picture copyright
Grant Thomas/UPY 2018

The competitors had 11 classes, testing photographers with themes comparable to Macro, Vast Angle, Behaviour and Wreck Images, in addition to three classes for photographs taken in British waters.

Sea slugs with a moray eel in the background.Picture copyright
ManBd UiDive/UPY 2018

Picture caption

Abdul Rahman Jamaludin’s picture of sea slugs incorporates a stunning backdrop of a moray eel, which swam into the reef as he was taking his picture.

A group of pike underwater.Picture copyright
Tony Stephenson/UPY 2018

Picture caption

Leicester-based Tony Stephenson managed to seek out these pike within the quarry at Stoney Cove, a well-liked scuba diving web site.

A humpback whale skyhopping.Picture copyright
Greg Lecoeur/UPY 2018

Picture caption

When a whale is spyhopping, it emerges from the water vertically, pausing in its place. Greg Lecoeur captured this humpback because it moved its pectoral fin in the direction of the digital camera.

Three seahorses backlit under the water.Picture copyright
SHANE GROSS/UPY 2018

Picture caption

Shane Gross’s photograph was taken in a pond with a really excessive density of seahorses, but he was nonetheless amazed that he managed to seize these three collectively, backlit and surrounded by plankton.

Shark behaviourist Cristina Zenato surrounded by sharks in The BahamasPicture copyright
Fan Ping/UPY 2018

Picture caption

Shark behaviourist Cristina Zenato has been finding out Caribbean reef sharks close to Freeport in The Bahamas for greater than 24 years. The distinctive bond between her and the sharks permits her to get near them, enabling this spectacular picture by Fan Ping.

A coiled up conger eel.Picture copyright
Songda Cai/UPY 2018

Picture caption

Though Songda Cai has had many encounters with eels, that is her favorite picture of the creature, her digital camera from inside its coiled physique.

A fish wedged between the bell and the tentacles of a jellyfish.Picture copyright
Scott Gutsy Tuason/UPY 2018

Picture caption

A fish had managed to wedge itself between the bell and the tentacles of a jellyfish, and the 2 had been transferring alongside collectively. This unusual mixture turned in the direction of Scott Gutsy Tuason after he had taken 20 photographs, and he was capable of get this incredible shot.

A cormorant with a fish in its mouth.Picture copyright
Filippo Borghi/UPY 2018

Picture caption

It took two days of standing in shallow waters from 05:00 to 08:00 for Filippo Borghi to get this picture of a cormorant diving for fish within the Izu Peninsula, Tokyo.

A sand tiger shark surrounded by millions of tiny fishPicture copyright
Tanya Houppermans/UPY 2018

Picture caption

Tanya Houppermans swam on her again beneath this sand tiger shark, attempting to not startle it as thousands and thousands of tiny fish swam round it. As she moved with the shark by means of the water, the fish parted and the underside of the shark was revealed.

Humpback whales swimming under the waterPicture copyright
Simone Matucci/UPY 2018

Picture caption

These humpback whales had been swimming by the Haʻapai islands of Tonga when Simone Matucci and his spouse had been diving. “It was probably the most wild and unbelievable factor I’ve most likely witnessed in my total life” he says.

A bear hunting for salmon in the water.Picture copyright
Mike Korostelev/UPY 2018

Picture caption

Kurile Lake in Russia has a really excessive focus of bears, which is why Mike Korostelev positioned his distant digital camera in its shallow waters. He captured this bear extraordinarily shut up, attempting to find salmon.

A crocodile reflected on the surface of the water.Picture copyright
Borut Furlan/UPY 2018

Picture caption

Borut Furlan shot seawater crocodiles in Cuba within the low night daylight, capturing their reflections within the nonetheless waters of the floor.

All images topic to copyright.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: